Just over a year ago, Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court accepted an unusual case: 37 villagers filed a lawsuit against the Xayaburi Dam’s power purchase agreement. It was the first time the court had recognized a dam’s potentially devastating transboundary impacts. With all evidence now submitted, the case moves to the next phase. Will this set a new precedent?
published by LConcordia on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:21
Until last week, only 13 total Giant Squeaker Frogs (Arthroleptis krokosua) were known to exist. I am very happy to announce that a team of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana and SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST researchers has found 15 new Giant Squaker Frogs in the Sui River Forest Reserve, bringing the total known population size of this species to 28 individuals! Over the past three years, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has been working with logging companies, politicians and villagers to reduce the deforestation and non-native weeds that threaten the Giant Squeaker Frogs. It is great to see our efforts paying off.
In recent months we found 7 artificial nests occupied by two species of parrots, the Yellow-eared parrot and the Rusty-faced parrot in two ProAves Reserves. During this time we made visual observations, documented their reproductive behavior consolidating a database, updated and refined monthly.
published by LConcordia on Fri, 07/17/2015 - 22:00
Join Generation Awakening for this upscale charity golf tournament at the prestigious Monarch Beach Golf Course at the St. Regis in Dana Point, CA overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean benefitting endangered wildlife.
100% of raised funds will go directly to our projects supporting wildlife which include:
Educational presentations in schools promoting awareness for wildlife conservation and environmental stewardship
The daily care of baby Rhinos orphaned by poaching with our partners at the Rhino Orphanage
The support of students and education of the local communities to empower the people who are custodians of the elephants in Amboseli with our partners, Amboseli Trust for Elephants. This reduces human-wildlife conflict & incorporates the bigger picture of conserving wildlife in Africa.
Rhino Initiative project which includes school programs in communities and training “Not on My Watch” ambassadors to protect Rhino’s to raise awareness in their communities so they will not be poached. This is with our partners WESSA, the Wildlife & Environmental Society of South Africa.
Programs in West & Central Africa, where lions are most critically endangered, to help boost populations with our partners, Born Free. This includes working with local communities, and implementing measures to reduce human-wildlife conflict like “Lion-proof bomas”.
published by LConcordia on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:55
This is my friend Stefano and last December he was diagnosed with Leukaemia. He urgently needs a bone marrow transplant and, even though so many generous people are being checked here in Italy, it’s very difficult to find a compatible donor. I’m asking for your help to raise awareness in the UK too, as the more people we are the more are the chances to find the right donor for Stefano. The age limit here is 35 years old, but things can be different in England. All people need to do is to go and get a blood sample, the results will then be entered in a worldwide database so that they can see if there is a match. I know you don’t personally know Stefano
Brazil’s in the grip of an epic drought that’s been heightened by deforestation in the Amazon. Meanwhile, indigenous groups on the Tapajós River are fighting for their river and their lives – and, incidentally, for the lungs of the planet. With support from International Rivers, the Munduruku took their fight to the UN last week.
published by LConcordia on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:01
As a World Heritage Site, Kenya’s Lake Turkana stands among august company that includes the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. It’s the world’s largest desert lake, a spectacular site whose fossil finds have “contributed more to the understanding of human ancestry than any other site in the world.” Its waters sustain more than 300,000 indigenous people who depend on it for their farms, cattle and fishing in an otherwise forbidding environment.